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Mediating pro se prisoner civil rights cases: mediator strategy

December 5, 2019

Earlene Baggett-Hayes The Law and Mediation Center It is often said that effective mediators can mediate cases ranging from day-care center disputes to foreign affairs conflicts. Somewhere within that continuum of cases are conflicts brought by prisoners against ...

Macomb man's Facebook posts create a storm

December 5, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Most of us working in the judicial system are used to being publicly flogged via social media by a disgruntled client or losing party. The right to free speech doesn’t necessarily mean that the speech has to be nice and kind, but ...

Run a 21st century law firm with these books

December 5, 2019

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires Running a small law firm isn't easy. Practicing law is a full-time job in and of itself, and as a result most small firm lawyers don't have the luxury of letting others run the back-end of their law firm. Instead, they're ...

The story of 'Dixie's most blatant rape case'

December 5, 2019

Marc Kantrowitz BridgeTower Media Newswires When her mother died, Recy Taylor was 17.  It fell upon her slender shoulders to raise her younger siblings. Despite her many responsibilities, she married young and gave birth to a daughter.  Finding ...

Stand-up judge made U-M debut one to remember

December 5, 2019

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Once viewed as a winter afterthought, the Women’s Basketball program at the University of Michigan has raised its profile in recent seasons, twice making the NCAA Tournament under the leadership of head coach Kim ...

Five keys to generating business

December 5, 2019

Beth Sears BridgeTower Media Newswires The game has changed, hasn’t it? In years past, a good attorney could generate business with a billboard, radio or direct mail. But people now have multiple ways to find resources when legal issues arise. With Internet ...